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AMG Celebrates 45 Years - Web Exclusive

AMG expects to increase their production output to around 30,000 vehicle by their 50th anniversary.

Greg Emmerson
Jun 18, 2012
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AMG is synonymous with performance, exclusivity and dynamic driving thrills. This month AMG will celebrate their founding 45 years ago by Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher.

Since it’s first collaboration with Mercedes-Benz on the C 36 AMG, the company has since proven its rightful place in the minds of performance automotive enthusiasts across the globe. In particularly the United States, which is their third largest market in the world.

Producing around 20,000 vehicles, which range from coupes, sedans, SUV’s and super cars; AMG is expanding their line up to include the new A 45 AMG (not available in the US). "Our goal is to build the most dynamic, most powerful and at the same time most efficient four-cylinder series production compact car. Together with other future high-performance compact cars, the new A 45 AMG will embody exclusive dynamism and the "AMG Performance 50" growth strategy. With this passionate commitment to what for us is a new vehicle segment, Mercedes-AMG plans to make a significant contribution to the growth of Mercedes-Benz Cars", according to Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

AMG expects to increase their production output to around 30,000 vehicles by their 50th anniversary. Still employing the age-old company philosophy of “one man, one engine” to all vehicle segments, including the SLS AMG GT on sale in mid-November 2012.

Performance wears many hats at AMG. It doesn’t just stop at the engine assembly factory it carries over to their now 10 year-old carbon fiber department where the latest technology is incorporated into each vehicle achieving weight loss without sacrificing strength and safety.

Here is to another 45 years and then some. Congratulations AMG, we certainly look forward to your constant strive for perfection.

By Greg Emmerson
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